Sodding in Bala Cynwyd

Why do you need sod in your yard? Have you noticed any erosion lately, especially after a heavy rain? A fresh layer of sod can fix that problem as it takes root in your soil. When the next stop comes, you can rest easy knowing your lawn will remain intact through the night. On the other hand, sod just looks fantastic on any home. It instantly improves your curb appeal and gives your pets and kids a nice cushion under their feet.

Professional Sod Installation

There could be many reasons you need new sod to replace your old grass. Whatever the reason, Pat Calabrese & Son is at your side and wants to help you get the job done. We offer our expert sod installation services at Bala Cynwyd’s most reasonable prices. Get in touch with our team today to let us in on your project so we can begin planning.

The first thing our team needs to do to adequately prepare you for a proper sod installation is to come to you for a professional sod assessment. We need to see the current state of your grass to see what we can do to ensure your new grass looks as flawless as it can. If only part of your grass needs to be replaced, we’ll ensure it looks flush. If your entire lawn needs new sod, we’ll ensure it’s installed properly and taken care of until it grows.

Get the Best Sod Grass for any Space 

Choosing high-quality sod will help ensure its ability to take root and thrive in any space. How do we ensure you’re getting top-tier sod? We’re glad you asked. After years in the industry, we’ve taken the time to research and select the best regional suppliers. They go the extra mile to ensure that the moisture content of each strip is in the correct range and that the amount of dirt attached to the roots is the right thickness. 

Not only that, but we maintain the highest standards for the grass we will accept, using only those products which have been cut within the last 12-24 hours, depending on the season. In the high summer heat, the soil surrounding the roots is quick to dry out, and the grass is prone to releasing harmful heat and nitrogen that can quickly kill vulnerable blades and roots. 

In cooler months, rolls can be stored for a little longer before running into these types of trouble. However, there are pros and cons to installing grass during any season. We recommend getting in touch with us to book a consultation to discuss the specifics of your property. We’re happy to answer any questions about selecting the right products, the best time for installation, aftercare techniques, and so much more. Phone us to book your appointment today. 

Installing Grass is Our Specialty 

You can probably tell that we’re passionate about our work and that our commitment to excellence is reflected in the quality of our services and finished product. That’s just part of what makes us the best at installing grass. 

We’ve outlined our product selection process a little above, but the other critical component to laying turf is the time spent ensuring ground prep work measures up to the highest standards. 

Dedicating time to ensuring sod preparation is completed well will ensure your new lawn is free from bad qualities like lumps and unwanted valleys. It will also ensure your investment has the best chance of becoming one with the soil through a deep rooting process that will make your new lawn stronger and healthier. 

Are you curious to see some of our recent work? We invite you to visit our website’s gallery page to check out our portfolio.  

Sod Assessments for Long-Lasting Grass

We will take note of a few things in our overall assessment of your grass. First, we will assess the current state of your grass. From there, we will decide which grass will best suit your lawn’s climate. There are a few grass types that are most suitable for Pennsylvania climates, these include:

  • Kentucky bluegrass
  • Rough bluegrass
  • Ryegrass
  • Fine fescue
  • Turf-type fescue

Here in Pennsylvania, mainly cool-season grasses flourish. And each grass variant will thrive in different conditions. We’ll look at how much sun or shade your lawn gets, how much water, and a few other assessments that will help us ensure the grass you receive is the most suitable. Additionally, a soil assessment is needed. In sodding, the most important aspect is whether your new grassroots take to the soil. We will take all the steps necessary to ensure your new grass takes to the soil and stands strong for years.

Sod Installation: Cost Estimate Breakdown 

The first thing to know is that we offer risk-free initial consultations, so you can discuss your goals with a seasoned technician without feeling obligated.

If you’re planning for sod installation costs, let us give you a breakdown of how we put together our pricing:

  • The size of the area designed for new lawn installation
  • The type of terrain in question and what will be needed to create the landscape you desire 
  • The tools, machinery, labor, and equipment needed to perfect your lawn
  • The type of grass you select 
  • The quality of your existing soil 
  • Any obstacles we will have to remove or work around 
  • The amount of time your installation work will take

Let us learn more about your intended project so we can give you an estimate that reflects the true scope of the work. Contact us today for more information. 

Preliminary Precaution: Check for Sodding Obstacles

Any yard might have an irrigation system, utility lines or pipes running through the front or back yard. Sometimes, it’s a necessary part of the space’s construction, but those hidden lines can interfere with the growth on your new sod if they are less than 1.5 feet deep.

We don’t want any hiccups in the full sod or re-sod process to come, so we always check your yard for potential obstacles before moving forward. If we do find anything noteworthy, we’ll speak with you immediately and discuss your options moving forward.

Our Method for Great Sod Installation

We’ve been in the sod business for years, so we have this process down like a well-oiled machine. We do everything possible to give your sod a great start so it will sit well and happy in your yard. Here’s how we operate:

  • Remove any existing sod or lawn elements.
  • Till the earth at least 4 inches deep and no more than 6 inches.
  • Remove any debris as a result of the first two steps, including weeds, rocks and clods.
  • Add compost and soil mixtures to existing soil as needed to create a hospitable environment for sod.
  • Rake and level the area to receive sod.
  • Apply fertilizer to the leveled soil to prepare it for sod installation.
  • Roll out the sod and install it while checking for quality and accuracy.

What Sod Is Best for Bala Cynwyd?

The best sod for your home might be different from the homeowner up the hill. Why? Perhaps your yard doesn’t have any trees for shade and is constantly in the sunlight. You might require a more hot-tempered grass as a result. Four popular grass types are:

  • St. Augustine Grass: This one is excellent for tropical or very hot climates. It’s great in a drought but it prefers a high water intake.
  • Bermuda Grass: This type does well in warm climates and is also resistant to drought. It requires less maintenance than St. Augustine grass.
  • Kentucky Bluegrass: If you usually experience a few freezes in the winter, this might be your match.
  • Fine Fescue: This one does well in cool climates and has an impressive drought tolerance.

Are you ready to get started on your own sod project? To get started with a consultation, give Pat Calabrese & Son LLC a call and one of our trained professionals will be happy to help you. If you have any questions about the best grass type for you or any step of our process, don’t hesitate to ask. If you’d prefer we reach out to you, fill out our quick contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

On-Time for Sodding Appointments

When it’s time for us to show up, you can count on our team to be there. We consider timeliness to be one of our best qualities, and we take it seriously. As service providers, we pride ourselves on giving our clients a service they can feel good about paying for, and we show this by showing up on time and working hard until the job is done.

Take advantage of our customer-first approach, and book your sodding appointment when it works for you.

A Team of Grass Experts at Your Service

When you need a team of experts to give you the grass guidance you need, there is no better team to enlist in Bala Cynwyd than our team. Every member of our team is a certified lawn expert, and they want to help you receive the grass that you want and need.

Make use of our expertise combined with our competitive prices, and get in touch with us today.

Contact Pat Calabrese & Son Today

It’s never a bad time to discuss the possibility of laying down some new sod. Pat Calabrese & Son is the landscaping expert in Bala Cynwyd for all your sod and grass needs. When you call, one of our friendly representatives will help organize the perfect service and provide you with a quote that you can count on.

Get in touch with Pat Calabrese & Son for all your sodding inquiries!

You can reach us at (610) 558-1329.